>tfw you hit a 200kg squat for the first time but have no gf to share the news with
So I was fat and I went to the gym, did cardio and a bit of weightlifting, mostly lower body because it was easy and I was a little bitch. Now that I lost weight, I've noticed that my pelvis is wide and my lower body is disproportionately bigger than my upper body.
So my main goal is to bulk up my upper body, but that got me thinking: should I skip "leg day" and never do any squats? I don't want my lower body to become even wider, I hate my feminine shape.
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Is the soleus machine bad for your knees?
If not, why is the hamstring curl bad for your knees and this isn't?
>rocking chuck taylors in the gym
>lifting in chucky tees
>working your muscles in chuchu mctaytays
>getting swole in chunky taytors
>zimzamming your heavy duty thick bits in chimpy doodly ding dong hey hey its TrayTrays
Did someone say shitty genetics?
>20 years of lifting and steroids
did someone say shitty genetics?
borderline klinefelter's coming through
rate my body
My body after 1 year of training, after a cut. 78kg 6'1
Now my stats are terrible. However, after I stopped lifting for two months and went back I had to start from squating 60kg, and even that was hard. Bench 60kg as well, ohp 40kg. In two months of eating hard as fuck (reached 85kg) I fucked up all my lifts completely. IN 2 MONTHS. I had no muscle, all of it was neuromuscular. And they just fucking disappeared after not training for a little bit.
I tried a few times breathing squats 1x20,...
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Train for about 10 years more, and then tell me the same.
Whats stopping you from getting a big breakfast at Mcdonalds this morning?
What's your routine for serratus anterior day, /fit/?
Why do humans have the ability to build muscle? At no point through our history have we needed muscles since evolving an intelligence and being able to create and use tools that can achieve more than big muscles can and it seems every animal that does need muscle already has muscle they don't need to train for it
Because we are mammals and our muscles have the ability to adapt to the conditions, just like the rest of your body. Also, throwing sticks and stones at stuff, carrying stuff and fighting stuff is still pretty physically demanding, and cars and guns are fairly new.
>At no point through our history have we needed muscles since evolving an intelligence and being able to create and use tools that can achieve more than big muscles
In terms of evolution that wasn't a very long time ago.
/fit/, is using a smith machine for bench press really that bad? I have no spotter and feel like this is majorly holding back my press, a Smith would take this out of the equation. I've been focusing on hypertrophy for a while and want to get some strength gains so need to incorporate more bench into my routine.
Inb4 get a spotter - my training times are too erratic for a training partner.
Racks have safeties you know..
And yes, it's pretty bad. Bench on the smith machine for a while and then try doing a regular bench. You'll convulse a bit. It's because your balancing muscles aren't getting worked.
You could tilt the bar any which way, move it side to side, back and forth. Tilting up and down helps balance the weight on each arm too.
You are just pushing and not stabilizing.
Guess how that will play out.
>Inb4 get a spotter - my training times are too erratic for a training partner.
>find someone who is resting
>hey dude, can you spot me real quick?
>dude spots you
Not that fucking hard.
"Most barbell exercises can be substituted with their dumbbell equivalent, or vice versa, and achieve the same training effect. As a beginner, you may find it easier or more comfortable to work with dumbbells, and this is fine. The only exceptions are squats and deadlifts, because it can be difficult to get enough weight on dumbbells without making it very awkward."
From the sticky.
Suggest compounds movements with DB, I'm rewriting my routine.
All I have down for now is doing curls/military presses as a compound. And a question: if I do a compound movement, does a rep count for 2? I mean, since I do two movements, really, should I go for 4 reps instead of the usual 8?
What's a compound movement for triceps using DB?
And yes, I'm the anon from yesterday, who posted his routine. Thanks for all the input, it has made a difference, I'll train differently from now on (no more rounds, I'll do sets through and through).
And a last question: when it comes to squats and situps, why shouldn't I do these on days when I work my upper body? Provided I have enough energy left. I've never done a "leg day" and I don't know how that'd go.
And keep in mind I have neither gym nor BB available. All I have are DB.
Thanks in advance.
And another question about abs and obliques: should I go for 20 reps or should I do the same as with arms: 8 reps with weights?
I generally go for 40 reps with situps but always have to stop at 20 for a break, then at 30, then at 35. It halves itself damn precisely. Is this good, bad, less efficient than doing something else?
Should I carry some DB on me while doing situps?
Any other exercise I can do at home to work my abs and obliques?
I'm about to work out soon, so I may not respond, but I'll read it all. Thank you.
1x5 deadlifts are actually just one rep because it is a compound movement.
>What's a compound movement for triceps using DB?
You don't even know what a compound movement is ffs, a compound movement that uses triceps would be db bench or standing db press
Guy who made the swoleamentary here haven't lurked in a while need some inspiration im just super tucked up losing my mind
>I recently keked someone https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PZCB6Vurc7s
Nice to be back
>started lifting in 2012
>still never been lean
>lifts are all shit
>still look like shit
>its nearly 2016
should i just give up?
I tracked calories and protein for the first 2.5 years. Then I got sick of it because gains were basically not happening anyway. Now I just eye-ball protein and cals and hope for the best and results haven't been any different compared to when I was tracking religiously.
I think im just gona start a bro split and starve myself and just go skele-lean-bro-mode. Better than being a builtfat turbo nerd that I am now.
Alright /fit/, it's time. I'm tired of wallowing in self pity, I'm tired of looking at myself and knowing what can be vs what is, my biggest problems always been self motivation though, is there a way I can overcome myself and start my journey to /fit/ness?
Fuck off there's nothing in the sticky about self motivation asshole, I'm just here to see what motivates others to do the work they do, to follow that diet or their daily regime, I am going to take that first step by going to the gym but all this fucking holiday food is soo tempting
>Asking for help to be self-motivated.
You... realise how fucking retarded that is, right?
Fuck motivation. What you need is discipline. Just fucking do it and don't anything stop you, especially yourself.
Read the sticky, eat right and fucking lift. Braindead meatheads have been doing it for centuries. If you think you can be better, prove it, or fuck off.